Being Prepared for the Future


Kim Ray’s students at Merriwether Middle School are learning all about signs in our community. Mrs. Ray chooses to teach her students through various modalities. For this lesson, students are using a bingo game to learn about what each community sign stands for and their purpose. “Community Bingo helps students work on their transition goals, which turn into real life job skills. These skills are outlined within the Profile of an Edgefield County Graduate and are essential to a student’s success outside of the classroom,” explained Kim Ray.

The questions asked through the bingo game start at the basic level and allow the students to progress as they continue to develop their skills. At the basic level, students are asked questions about signs around the community and within the work force. As students’ progress, the questions become centered on more procedural activities, such as alphabetizing and filing documents. A student in Mrs. Ray’s class, Tyler Rosenberger, excitedly shared that, “I liked the board game because it taught me about my community and it taught me things that I will need for my future.”

MMS students are being prepared for the future by our teachers, who are continuously teaching and assessing the 21st century skills identified in the Profile of the Edgefield County Graduate.



Left to Right: Amy Mejia, Tyrek Gordon, Rusty Bryan, Tyler Rosenberger, David Vazquez, and Kim Ray


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